BY ENRIQUE ALFARO AND RICARDO DOMÍNGUEZ
Terra Peninsular is an active member of Waterkeeper Alliance since 2016, and this represents an important responsibility to keep beaches clean and free of anthropogenic residues in San Quintín, México.
Through the program San Quintín Bay Waterkeeper and to celebrate the Coastal Cleanup Day, we had our first beach cleanup in the Monte Ceniza Nature Reserve on September 23, 2017.
A total of 45 volunteers participated and 3858 pounds of trash were collected after 5 hours within a distance of 9 miles.
The beaches of Baja California belong to all of us, and because of that, these natural areas need to be protected. Terra Peninsular will continue with this project and for September 2018 we will host a second beach cleanup, the general public can participate in this activity that aims to cover as much area as possible and therefore, pick up all the trash found on beaches and wetlands.
Watch the video below to see the results of this activity!
- Staff members of Terra Peninsular
- CETMAR High School from San Quintín
- Residents form Chapala
- Juan Galván
- 9 local oyster companies